Lent starts with us following Christ into the desert to find our calling in Christ’s. To enter into what Thomas Merton would call “a fasting of the heart that empties”…
It’s significant to remember that Satan tempts Jesus with Scripture. What are the temptations? To save through something other than Calvary-shaped love; ecological exploitation, the violent power of kingdoms and religious spectacle that justifies what Dorothy Day calls ‘the filthy rotten system’. This Lent are we reading Scripture with and through Jesus, so we too can see only Calvary-like-love saves?
Lord may we say NO to the temptations that we might say YES to your nonviolent way of the Cross and live your love with Resurrection power.
You can get started with Live Life this Lent at www.worldvisionyouth.org
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Jarrod McKenna is amazed by grace. A peace award winning nonviolence trainer and activist, Jarrod is now World Vision Australia’s National Advisor on Youth, Faith & Activism. Jarrod with his amazing wife and son Teresa and Tyson, are three of 17 people living at First Home Project; an innovative community welcoming, housing and empowering refugees. Follow him on twitter here.